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“The day the music died.”

I thought about that song a lot last year. The music didn’t die then, exactly, but rather faded like that final guitar riff, the one before the band waves and turns its collective back on the crowd, who stay hoping the lights don’t come on. Not yet, they plead. One more song.

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ROCKINGHAM — Five Sandhills-area bands will take the stage at VFW Post 4203 this weekend for a concert to raise money to help those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces.

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RALEIGH — Mason Via of Danbury is having a lot of fun.

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There seems to be some glimmer of light at the end of the COVID tunnel for working/touring musicians. 

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 12:15

Without live shows, artists seeking ways to reach fans

RALEIGH — Will Easter is a promising North Carolina musician. A career just starting to take off. I reached him on his cell phone, and he wanted to talk. 

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:42

4 bands lined up for 4th annual Rockin' for Veterans

ROCKINGHAM — Four local bands will be performing for the fourth year for the same cause.

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ROCKINGHAM — Popular area bands including Rockingham’s own Ponder Project put the rock back in Rockingham Dragway Saturday night when racing gives way to recreation at the inaugural Pabst Blue Ribbon Red, White and Fun Southern Festival featuring the games your father probably didn’t play including toilet bowl basketball and hubcap tossing.

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ROCKINGHAM — During the inaugural Epicenter Festival in May, there were representatives from myriad media outlets, ranging from newspapers and magazines to radio.

But there was one individual who stood out — mostly because of his age.

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ROCKINGHAM — Where there’s smoke, there’s fun. That’s the mantra of the Smoke Out Bike Rally which this week (June 14-15) entices bikers of all ages, genders, nationalities, skills and skin ink persuasions to Rockingham Dragway for the 20th annual celebration of the American Chopper and those who love it.

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